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Davenport Residency for New American Music

The Kenneth Davenport Residency for New American Music at SUNY New Paltz is made possible by the College’s Kenneth Davenport Endowment, established in 1985 by the School of Fine & Performing Arts and the Davenport Family. This program supports residencies for contemporary American composers to share their work with students.

The Department of Music welcomes Sarah Hennies as its 2021 Davenport Resident for New American Music

World premiere of Hennies' new piece "Untitled for Five or More Players" streaming 7 p.m. April 20 on Listen Forward

Learn more about Hennies' residency

Read The New York Times' October 2020 story on Hennies 

Schedule of Events

Sarah Hennies public talk
Date
Time
Location

Wednesday, Feb. 17

5 p.m.

Phyllis Chen performs Sarah Hennies

Phyllis Chen performs Sarah Hennies' "absent, removed" for solo piano.

Date
Time
Location

Tuesday, March 16

7 p.m.

"Contralto" film screening

The Department of Music and the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art co-sponsor a screening of “Contralto,” Hennies' highly regarded one-hour work for video, strings, and percussion featuring a cast of transgender women.

Register

Registration required on Zoom

Date
Time
Location

Sunday, April 18

1 p.m.

Listen Forward on YouTube (RSVP link coming soon)

World Premiere of "Untitled for Five or More Players"

The world premiere of Hennies' “Untitled for Five or More Players."

RSVP

RSVP required for access

Live stream only

No in-person attendance

Date
Time
Location

Tuesday, April 20

7 p.m.

Virtual Event

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